London, South Kensington
15 May 2002
JEWELLERYTHE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTOR
A PAIR OF HOLLOW GOLD BOAT-SHAPED EARRINGS
GREEK OR SOUTH ITALIAN, 4TH CENTURY B.C.
Each made from sheet gold, decorated with central beaded wire band flanked by row of filigree spirals, small granulated pendant attached to base, the terminal of each boat with granular collar and row of filigree tongues, with plain tapered wire hoop
1½ in. (3.5 cm.) high av. (2)
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Kunst der Antike, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, 1977.
For almost identical examples, cf. E. M. De Julius, Gli oro di Taranto, Milan, 1984, nos. 63-64, pp. 152-153; also B. Deppert-Lippitz, Griechischer Goldschmuck, Mainz, 1985, p. 179, no. 127.
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